Kings vs Coyotes Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/30/2020
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+158) Coyotes (-175)
Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes (26-20-5, 4th in the Pacific Division) host the Los Angeles Kings (18-27-5, 8th in the Pacific Division) at Gila River Arena on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The Kings open this matchup at +158 while the Coyotes are coming in at -175. The over/under opens at 5.5. The Kings are covering 36.0% of the time, having gone 18-32 SU. Arizona is covering 45.7% of the time, going 21-25 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings head into this matchup with a record of 18 wins and 27 defeats, putting them at 8th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 125 goals which puts them at 14th in the West and 29th in the league. Their goal differential is -31, putting them at 27th in the league. The Kings have a total of 41 pts, which puts them at 30th in the league and 15th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots on goal, they have a total of 1,681 which puts them at 2nd in the West and 4th in the league. As a group, Los Angeles has obtained a total of 994 hits which means they are averaging 19.9 per contest. They have a total of 543 blocks for the season. In net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,853 minutes defending the net for the year. Quick is surrendering an average of 3.01 goals per game which ranks him 26th among West goalies and 47th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he has allowed 93 goals. His save percentage is .896 which ranks him 29th among West goalies.
The Los Angeles Kings will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4 - 1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in their last contest. The Kings left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. For this game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 35 shots they looked to score on. They also had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score a goal. Los Angeles earned 4 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Kings was 59 and the Corsi against at even strength was 35 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 62.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 46 and the Fenwick against was 27, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 63.0%. They won 28 face-off wins at even strength and lost 26 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 78.1% and they had a PDO of 93.6 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Philadelphia Flyers put up 26 shots. They had a total of 4 penalty mins and they notched 2 power play attempts.
The Coyotes are the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 26 victories and 20 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they are ranked 5th in the Western Conference and 15th in the NHL with +6. They currently have a total of 141 goals for this year which is good for 10th in the West. Arizona has a save % as a team of .917 which has them sitting 4th in the NHL, meaning they are a tough team to score against. They are shooting 8.9% which is good for 11th in the Western Conference. In net for Arizona is Antti Raanta who is having a rough season by giving up 2.94 goals against average and that has him ranked 20th among Western Conference goaltenders and 39th in the NHL. In the 1,164 mins he's played, he's given up 57 goals. He holds a save % of .912, which has him placed 14th among Western Conference goaltenders and 27th in the NHL.
The Arizona Coyotes went up against the Edmonton Oilers in a matchup where the Coyotes ended up taking the loss by a score of 7 - 3. In this game, Arizona wound up with a 50.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 41 and the other team having a Corsi of 41. They had a Fenwick percentage of 49.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 30 and the Oilers ending the game with a 31 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Arizona played and we'd say they played an average game. Their PDO at even strength was 81.4 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 33.6%. The Coyotes scored 3 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and converted 2 out of those tries. In discussing their opponent, the Oilers had 4 power play chances and came through by scoring 1 goal. Arizona allowed 27 shots on goal and the Oilers ended up with 8 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+158)
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